Friday, December 30, 2011

Climbing up to Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower in San Francisco is often seen in scenic views of the city, but what some people don't realize is that the views from the tower itself are just as good. Here is the tower viewed from close to Washington Square:

The walk up to the tower itself passes some woods:

At the tower itself, you see it close up, and can go in to a gift shop there:

But it's the view out to the Golden Gate bridge which is really worth the walk. Here it is at sunset:

Definitely worth walking up if you happen to be in that part of San Francisco at sunset.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Airports with "prison-worthy" seats

Ever wondered who makes those seats at airports? This HBR piece mentions that OMK makes "prison-worthy" seating for airports, self-sealing polyurethane can withstand a stabbing: . Kinda fitting that airports would have "prison-worthy" seats.